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play ad big role in this election. shortening the convention in tampa and then sandy at the end probably did have an impact. i don't know that, it is easy to measure that impact but paul and i talked about, among the voters who decided at the last minute, voters who decided in the last seven days, barack obama actually won a majority, which was a huge surprise to political scientists around the country who will tell you where you have incumbent and challenger, the challenger picks up the majority of last-minnesotaers and so-called undecided voters because they're not happy with the status quo but they wait until the end to decide. in this case they actually broke for the incumbent. sandy probably had something to do with that. but look, i think, it's a matter of policy. it's a matter of outreach and having right people speaking for the republican party. finally it is a matter of tone. i think again making people feel that this is not just an inclusive party. forget the party. these policies are inclusive. the way to grow this economy and create more jobs an opportunity for every
suffering from the effects of hurricane sandy. people say it's further evidence of how a warming globe is change our weather. what do you plan to do in a second term to tackle the issue of climate change and do you think the political will exists in washington to pass legislation that could include some kind of a tax on carbon? >> as you know, mark, we can't attribute any particular weather event to climate change. what we do know is the temperature around the globes increasing. faster than was predicted even 10 years ago. we do know the arctic ice cap is melting faster than was predicted even five years ago. we do know that there have been extraordinarily -- there have been an extraordinarily large number of severe weather events here in north america but also around the globe. and i am a firm believer that climate change is real. it's impacted by human behavior and carbon emissions, and as a consequence i think we have an obligation to future generations to do something about it. in my first term we doubled fuel efficiency standards on cars and trucks. that will have an impact. that
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